A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Friday. Global time and date of event 09/11/17 / 2017-11-09 22:09:15 / November 9, 2017 @ 10:09 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.64 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:09:15 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000bqgf. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bqgf. Exact location of earthquake, 168.3628° East, -21.5837° South, depth 22.64 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 49 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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